Saṃyutta Nikāya 1

Connected Discourses with Devatas

79. Provisions for a Journey

“What secures provisions for a journey?
What is the abode of wealth?
What drags a person around?
What in the world is hard to discard?
By what are many beings bound
Like birds caught in a snare?”

“Faith secures provisions for a journey;
Fortune is the abode of wealth;
Desire drags a person around;
Desire is hard to discard in the world.
By desire many beings are bound
Like birds caught in a snare.”